24 people have been arrested by the Ghana police for allegedly violating the directives of the president on the closure of bars, night clubs, drinking spots and pubs to help control the spread of the covid-19.
According to the public relations officer for the Accra Regional Police command, DSP Efia Tenge, the police have increase patrols around the restricted places and beaches in the region in order to enforce the president’s directives.
She said the ongoing operation, which started last Monday, had so far been carried out in areas such as Osu, James Town, Kokrobite, Madina, La, Tesano, Odorkor and Korle Bu. Those arrested included the manager of the shishs loubge night club in Osu which was opened and crowded with over 50 customers.
According to the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Effia Tenge , the suspect have been charged with failing to comply with COVID-19 restrictions, offensive conduct and assault of a public officer because he tried to resist arrest.
On the other hand, The Tesano Divisional Police also arrested a member of staff of the National Investigations Bureau, Isaac Asamoah, for allegedly preventing the police from gaining entry into a pub at Abelemkpe.
In all, the Tesano Police arrested 23 people, made up of 21 men and 2 women, at a number of drinking spots visited for flouting the COVID-19 protocols.
In the recent nation address on covid-19, the president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo reinforced restrictions on some activities such as funerals, weddings, concerts, theatrical performances and parties to halt the spread of the deadly virus.